zondag 18 december 2016

2017 Preview IV

My coat Midsummernightsdream has been accepted for Wearable Expressions.
Exhibition dates February 10- April 16 2017, Palos Verdes Art Center, California.

you can read more about the exhibtion  here

you can read more about the coat here

2017 Preview III

My coat The Butterfly Effect will be travelling in the USA with the Hoffman Challenge exhibit in trunk A Clothing & accessories 
  • Mancuso World Quilt/ Florida, Orlando FL 19-21 January
  • Farmfest & Quilt show, Pioneer FL museum, Dade City FL 4-5 February

read more about this coat here

My coat There are Snakes Lurking in the grass will travel through Europe with the Textile Festivals exhibit of winners of OEQC 2016. Dates to be announced.

 you can read more about this coat here

zaterdag 17 december 2016

2017 Preview II

The Living World exhibit, with my quilt Moonlit Orchard will be travelling in the UK.

  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester: 2-4 February 2017
  • The Scottish Quilting Show, SECC, Glasgow: 2-5 March 2017
  • Fashion & Embroidery, NEC, Birmingham: 16-19 March 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Eikon Centre, Belfast: 30 March – 1 April 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, HIC, Harrogate: 6-8 April 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCeL, London: 20-22 April 2017

My mini quilt Fata Morgana is travelling in the Gardens Around the world exhibition in Germany.  
  • 12. April – 13. Mai 2017, Dinslaken, Museum Voswinckelshof im Stadthistorischen Zentrum 

It is also published in a lovely Gallery book

you can read about the book here

2017 Preview I

In 2016 my work has been travelling the world and will continue to do so in 2017.

An update.

"We are pleased to inform you that your quilt, Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16, has been selected to be displayed with the Fly Me to the Moon exhibit at the International Quilt Festival/Chicago, April 6-8, 2016. Your work was greatly admired at the Festival in Houston in the fall.  Thousands of quilt lovers from around the world have enjoyed your work thanks to your generosity.

After the conclusion of the International Quilt Festival/Chicago, the Fly Me to the Moon exhibit will be travelling to the Home Machine Quilting and Sewing Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 4-6, 2017."                                                  https://www.flymetothemoon.gallery

The entire fly me to the moon exhibit ( All 179), including my quilt, Winterwonderland, will be at Road to California in January.                                                  http://www.road2ca.com

read more about these quilts here

A book about  Flying to the moon will follow.

My quilt Twilight is travelling with the Lion King Challenge and will be at Road to California too. And many more places after that.

find the book here

zondag 28 augustus 2016

In the Pink

my coat In the Pink 

In the Pink
Inspired by the bright pink fabric with flower print I carefully cut out the pattern pieces. I added a lot of black flowers, leaves and bugs with black fabric paint and stamps, stencils and thermofax screens.

I wet-felted the sleeves and parts of the skirt.
To make a transition between the woven fabric and the felt I used my needle-felting machine to integrate the parts.


There is a lot of applique and free motion quilting.

At FOQ 2016

woensdag 10 augustus 2016

The Cherrywood Challenge: The Lion King

My piece Twilight for The Lion King Challenge has been juried into the Challenge!
It will be one of the 120 quilts in the traveling collection.

The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge 2016 is getting ready to hit the road to travel for over a year.

The amazing response to the challenge (over 300 entries) was juried down to a fabulous collection of 120 traveling quilts. These quilts were selected from a pool of Finalists.
All 138 Finalists appear in this beautiful keepsake photo book, including the artist's statements

To add a bit of colour I used colour pencils.

Inspired by the fabrics I decided to depict the Lion King in the desert. The sun is going down. The lion is sleepy. The vultures are waiting..... The feeling of suspense in the air. 

The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge Traveling Exhibit SCHEDULE  (120 quilts ) .
September 15-17, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, Tennessee
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth at the show.
October 6-8, 2016
AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
November 2-6, 2016
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will be in booth (#??).
November - December 2016
Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minnesota
Gallery will be open on November 25, 26 and December 1-3
January 19-22, 2017
Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, California
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth.
Karla is teaching "Color Wheel" on Wednesday night.
February 2017
Stevens County Museum Gallery, Morris, Minnesota
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Karla will give a presentation TBA
March 30 - April 1, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
April 6-8, 2017
MQX, Manchester, New Hampshire
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
April 25-29, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, Kentucky
*Traveling Exhibit displayed at the Convention Center*
Cherrywood will have a booth at the Rotary Quilt Show which is in the Robert Cherry Civic Center. This is a different building than the main AQS show but is a sanctioned part of the show. It is a little jewel of incredible antique quilts, hand-picked vendors and the Hoffman Challenge.
The LION KING quilts will be at the convention center.
May 4-6, 2017
Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS), Salt Lake City, Utah
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
June 7-10, 2017
Minnesota Quilt Show, Duluth, Minnesota
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth. This is our home-state show, so we have lots in store for the exhibit!
June 22-24, 2017
Sew Original Expo, Reno, Nevada
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
August 17-20, 2017
World Quilt New England, , New Hampshire
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
September 7-9, 2017
QuiltExpo Madison, Wisconsin
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will have a booth.
September 14-17, 2017 (tentative)
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, Pennsylvania
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
October 12-15, 2017
Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California
*Traveling Exhibit displayed*
Cherrywood will be in booth #101.
November, 2017
Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, New York City, New York

The Hoffman Challenge 2016

This is my entry The Butterfly Effect.
1st place Clothing.


I used both the black and the white Challenge Fabrics and a lot of butterfly fabrics.

I used black textile paint to make the transition between the two.

On the skirt I added faces, cocoons and more black butterflies.
For those I used stencils and thermo-fax screens and machine embroidery.
There is a lot of empty space as well.

The collar has 3D black butterflies.

The top is made from the black Challenge fabric with a lot of extra butterflies added.

The Butterfly Effect
The concept that small events can have large, widespread consequences.
When we make even a tiny alteration to nature, we shall never know what would have happened if we had not disturbed it.
When small imprecisions matter greatly, the world is radically unpredictable.

Can we still reverse global warming, pollution, environmental disasters?

The Hoffman Challenge quilts will be traveling through the USA for a year.



zaterdag 16 januari 2016

Fly me to the moon

detail of Descartes Highlands

Both my quilts, Winterwonderland and Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16, have been juried into Fly Me to the Moon! 

Fly Me to the Moon is An Art Quilt Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Walk on the Moon. This is a multi-faceted juried exhibition. Pieces selected will travel for the next four years. Venues TBD. Interest has been shown by several large quilt venues. Hopefully the exhibit will also be in museums and galleries and NASA facilities. Most participants are from the United States. International participants are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 

The organizer Susanne Miller Jones did a lot of research and made a list of desired topics for quilts. This way there is a wide variety of quilts. The collection is made up of about 175 quilts!

My first choice was  Apollo Missions.

detail of Descartes Hihglands

I found a piece of fabric depicting the landing on the moon of Apollo 16. In the end I only used a tiny strip of the fabric. It was
enough to imagine the rest of the quilt. The vastness of the universe , the structure of the moon surface.
Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16

My second choice was Romantic Moon.

detail of Winterwonderland

A sleigh ride in the snow, freezing cold, but soooo romantic.

Especially with a full moon.

A castle in the background. What more could you wish for?


Fly Me to the Moon Exhibit Schedule as of 4/18/2016

Houston International Quilt Festival, November 3-6, 2016

January 19-22, 2017:
Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

Chicago International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois (54 quilts will be shown) April 6-8, 2017.

June 2-4, 2017
Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia
Chantilly, Virginia

May 4-6, 2017:
14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 15-17, 2017:
Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

August 17-19 2017
World quilt show New England

September 14-17 2017
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

January, 2018 Dates to be announced:
Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

May 11 – 22, 2018 :
Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Germany (90 quilts will be exhibited)